Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New York, New York

If you happen to be in New York City at holiday time, you are very lucky, because there is nothing like it in the whole wide world. The sights… the smells…the friendliness of the people are all not to be missed. The store windows will have you in a jaw dropping awe. They are filled with colors and sounds like no other place. You can barely walk two feet in front of yourself, but it is all worth it to experience the mayhem of New York City.

I was in Macys, on 34th Street Sunday, thinking Sunday, would be a perfect day to shop, because it is a work week area, but boy was I wrong. I took my mom to lunch and we had to wait 45 minutes to be served. There was a long line to get in the restaurant, but no one was doing their usual complaining, instead, people from out of town were asking suggestions of what New York places would be fun to go to. There is a window, in New York City that is so worth talking about, that it was news worthy. I call it the naughty window, near the store Lord and Taylors. This window is set up to look like an apartment and in the apartment there were six girlfriends, hanging out in very scantily clad lingerie. They are just hanging out and pretending that the whole city could not see from the outside. They would go to their dresser drawers and try on different night gowns and lingerie behind a screen then come out and talk with their girlfriends on the couch. This went on for two weeks with changes in shift of course. People crowded around the window all day and not just men. Only in New York!

I do have some sadness at holiday time, although, my mom is fine, she still has to go through radiation during this time and that makes me feel bad. The other thing and something I don’t share too often, but I have a gaping hole in my heart for my precious dog Gertie, who died nine months ago. I will never get over her. I never run out of tears for her, because she was my first dog after I was well enough that I could walk a dog, and nothing and no one ever made me as happy as her. I remember all the things we did last Christmas and I miss her terribly. I LOVE YOU GERTIE-not a day goes by! I hope you all have a joyful holiday season with much love Stacey

P.S. Above photo of Gertie and I last Christmas


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I so miss Christmas this time of year in New York... I miss the lights and hustle and everything about it...I use to love going to the lighting of the tree and the ice skaters... brings back so many memories....

December 8, 2009 at 4:44 PM  
Anonymous Vera said...

Great blog and love reading all about the city thanks for sharing it with those of us who can not be there. I also feel your fear and pain for mom but I know you realize how things could have been worse. Your mom I am sure is a wonderful loving woman she has to be she had you. As for your Gertie. What a great love you had for her and I have a feeling knowing animals she too loved you as much. Both of you were lucky to have each other because in life both woman and animals are so abused in the name of love.
I wish for you becasue of you knidness that for the coming
year(s) you find a similar love with a mate. Although with the animals they do not argue back but if you find your soulmate it is a great love also.
Thank you for sharing so much of yourself
keep writing
Happy holiday

December 8, 2009 at 9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I might have seen you the other day in soho, do you have a cute white dog wearing an army parker? My name is Sandy and I'm pretty sure it was you from the times I have seen you on Oprah We passed real quick and it was raining, If not you have a double lol!

December 10, 2009 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger stacey said...

Dear Vera
Thank you for all your kind words. Honestly my boyfriend does not mind coming in second to the animals, being an animal lover himself he totally gets it.You are so rights about animals not arguing back. have a great holiday and thank you so much for writing.

December 11, 2009 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger stacey said...

Hi Sandy
Well it depends on where you were but that describes my dog perfectly. Next time come say hello!

December 11, 2009 at 4:04 PM  

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